Sharp HealthCare



As San Diego’s healthcare leader and one of the 50 largest and most comprehensive US healthcare systems, Sharp has an unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for caring. Sharp hospitals receive more than 1 million patient visits each year, including hundreds of patients from around the world for elective procedures, second opinions, and trauma and emergency services.

Recognized globally for its expertise as a Planetree designated healthcare system, Sharp HealthCare is an integrated, patient-centered healthcare delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, and two physician medical groups, which include 22 outpatient clinics and five urgent care centers.

At the heart of our organization are more than 18,000 employees, approximately 2,600 affiliated physicians, nurses, support staff, and volunteers who are dedicated to making healthcare better for our patients, their families, and one another. It’s what we call The Sharp Experience – treating each person with dignity, compassion, and respect.

To ensure a seamless and worry-free experience, our Global Patient Services (GPS) team is available 24/7. The team provides a wide variety of services to ensure a first-class patient experience, from concierge services, assistance to traveling family members, and coordination of physician and hospital visits to hotel accommodations, medical documentation, and more.

Each year, dozens of hospital teams from around the world visit our facilities to learn from and share knowledge with our physicians and administrators about best practices in providing excellent, patient-centered clinical care.

8695 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123

Patient Services

Dedicated to providing each patient with the highest quality medical care and services available, Sharp is nationally and internationally recognized for its commitment to clinical excellence and administrative leadership in:

  • Cardiac
  • Cancer
  • Multi-organ transplantation
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology

  • Acute rehabilitation
  • Behavioral health
  • Women’s and newborn services
  • Home health and hospice services
  • Bloodless surgery/medicine

Sharp is not-for-profit, but for people, which means all of our resources are dedicated to providing the highest-quality of care, the latest medical technology, and superior service for our patients and their families. With more than 2,600 physicians (many who speak Mandarin and Portuguese) in a wide range of specialties and subspecialties, Sharp has built a community centered on patient care. Our philosophy is to provide quality care that exceeds expectations. Interpreting services are provided through phone, by video, and face-to-face. Video interpreting for multiple languages, including sign language, is provided by a live interpreter in real time via an iPad application. Sharp Global Patient Services can assist with coordinating the translation of medical documents.

As a designated Quintiles site, we play an enhanced role in global clinical research and the development of new, more effective medicines. Our behavioral health hospital is one of the 10 largest in the US, and we house the only acute care rehabilitation facility in San Diego County. Sharp is also a pioneer in the development of mechanical hearts, participating in all of the key clinical trials through the years in the development of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

International Solutions

In 2001 Sharp launched a system-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience with the goal of making Sharp the best place to work, practice medicine, and receive care. Since its inception, The Sharp Experience has now evolved into the Sharp University. This has led to significant gains in quality; safety; patient, employee, and physician satisfaction; and market share growth. Some of the business and clinical education programs include Six Sigma, Planetree patient-centered care program, High Reliability Organization (HRO), Physician Leadership Program, Registered Nurse Residency Program, Pharmacist Residency Program, Case Management, Coding and Utilization Review, Supply Chain Management, Payer Contracting, and Disaster Preparedness. Our community outreach programs include Health Science High and Middle School, Volunteer Services, and Philanthropy. Finally, our health and wellness programs include executive health screenings, community health screenings, and weight management programs and support.

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